Published On: Tue, Jun 5th, 2018

SLC National Selection Committee appointed

Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapha has appointed the five-member National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

Graeme Labrooy was appointed as the Chairman of the Committee while Gamini Wickremasinghe, Eric Upashantha, Jeryl Woutersz and Chandika Hathurusinghe (Selector on Tour) were appointed as members for a period of one year.

The Sports Ministry stepped in to manage the Sri Lanka Cricket Board last week, after an Appeals Court suspended elections for the presidency to consider whether incumbent Thilanga Sumathipala should be allowed to contest for the presidency.
Sumathipala has been accused of alleged links to gambling in breach of International Cricket Council regulations. He denies any wrongdoing.

Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapha announced the new selection panel after Sumathipala’s mandate ended on 31 May. The Court has suspended elections till 14 June at the earliest, with no fresh date confirmed for the vote.

Former Test bowler Graeme Labrooy remains chief selector, while former Test player Eric Upashantha made his debut on the panel. The new selectors will have to name a squad to host next month’s tour by South Africa, who will play two Tests, five one-day internationals and a one-off T20.

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